Harvest Report - July 27, 2012
HRW

The HRW harvest is now complete in South Dakota, and early reports indicate good yields with very good quality.  The test weight average across all samples is over 62.5 pounds per bushel and average protein is 12.3% (with a range of 11.3% – 14.3%).  South Dakota has a clean crop with an average of 0.4% dockage.

The HRW harvest is 85% complete in North Dakota and 21% in Montana.  The PNW states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho are just now starting to harvest in the southern areas.

There was very little change in kernel data this week with 410 out of the 530 samples in the lab.  However, with the addition of Kansas data to the simple averages (not weighted by production), the dough functionality data improved this week to reflect a crop much closer to the five-year average.  The overall 2012 HRW Gulf Tributary average alveograph P value is now 77 mm, compared to the five-year average of 74 mm; the average L value is 100 mm, compared to the five-year average of 100 mm; and the W value is very close at 243 (10-4 joules) to the five-year average of 242.  Farinograph values also improved to near the five-year averages with development time now averaging 5.3 minutes, compared to the five-year average 5.4 minutes; and farinograph stability averaging 10.8 minutes, compared to the five-year average of 10.9 minutes.

Hard Red Winter
WHEAT DATA
GRADE FACTORS
Samples
Test Weight
Tested
Expected
Moisture
%
Protein
%
Dry Basis Protein*
Dockage
%
TKW
(gm)
FN
(sec)
Grade
lb/bu
kg/hl
FM%
Damage
%
S&B
%
Defects
%
This Week
410
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.2
409
1 HRW
61.1
80.3
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
Last Week
394
530
10.9
12.2
13.9
0.5
28.2
409
1 HRW
61.0
80.2
0.1
0.1
1.3
1.5
2011 Final
477
472
10.6
12.4
14.1
0.5
30.1
402
1 HRW
60.7
79.9
0.2
0.2
1.2
1.6